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Lesson 8

Common Hardware Conclusion

This module discussed how Windows has made it much easier to deal with common hardware issues, such as installing and updating driver software and using a computer in different environments that require different hardware configurations. Windows 2000 also allows you to fine tune your display, and provides native support for spreading your desktop across multiple monitors to enhance your multitasking capabilities. Now that you have completed this module, you should be able to:
  1. Update a driver
  2. Configure digital signing options,
  3. Create and activate a new hardware profile,
  4. Describe the options contained in the Display Properties dialog box in the Control Panel,
  5. Use the multiple display configuration to configure multiple monitors

New terms

Here are some terms that might be new to you.
  1. Plug and Play
  2. Driver signing
  3. Hardware profile
  4. PCI
  5. AGP
  6. USB
  7. LUN

Driver Signing - Quiz

Click the Quiz link below to assess your understanding of the basics of hardware drivers, hardware profiles, and display properties.
Driver Signing - Quiz
In the next module, you will learn how to configure system settings, the desktop environment, and Internet options.